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On Clever’s 5th birthday, we celebrate you

By Tyler Bosmeny on

When Dan, Rafael, and I founded Clever 5 years ago, we never imagined that one day we’d help students access software before they learned to type.  Or that we’d partner with the White House to give millions of Title I students access to free books. And we definitely never imagined that one day, over half […]

How Clever thinks about security and privacy

By Liz Allen on

Here at Clever, we think a lot about security and privacy. We support millions of students, half of the schools in the country, and have over 250 application partners—so, we closely track trends and legal requirements for both applications and districts.

We follow federal laws like FERPA and COPPA, in addition to the many state laws that have been passed in recent years. The federal laws are 44 years and 19 years old respectively. Because of the age of the laws and the speed of technological development, states pass additional laws (91 in 3 short years!), creating a complicated web of legal requirements.

Free resources to fight Summer Slide

By Liz Allen on

Summer is around the corner! Clever is full of former teachers—we know all about the dreaded summer slide, the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. We also know that budgets are tight and so is time. We wanted to offer some free resources that you can test out in your classroom and use to engage students and teachers over the summer!

April product release notes

By Cat Kamireddy on

This month, district user roles are now available to all districts, and we have integration and documentation updates for applications. We also continue to bring some extra polish to the district dashboard.

How to pilot Clever Badges

By Brandon Cepress on

We’ve simplified the Clever Badge distribution process to give you more control over piloting this new tool for your youngest learners! Clever Badges make it even easier for your students to access their learning applications through Clever so that your teachers can spend more time instructing and less time troubleshooting username and password errors. Rather […]

March product release notes

By Cat Kamireddy on

Learn about our releases this month! We have two big updates—district user roles (in beta) and a new way for apps to set their licenses for districts. And we got a little extra polish in for the district dashboard, too.

Webinar Recording: Clever 101

By Aneri Shah on

We hosted a webinar to go through Clever 101: how to use all the tools in your dashboard. We went through Clever’s main products, how to set up rostering and single-sign on for all your applications, and answered many common district questions. If you’re new to Clever, or just looking to refresh your knowledge, make […]